Michael James Saunders was raised and born in Toronto, and has lived there for pretty much all of his life. He graduated from Radio And Television Arts at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in 1982. He has worked for CTV as a writer and program organizer on over 500 episodes of talk shows, and game shows. He is in the forward of Dr. Fed Rainsberry's Book, "The History Of Children's Televison". Most recently he produced the film, "Marshville", about the historic pioneer village in Wainfleet, Ontario, near Niagara Falls. His film's about an eccentric old man named "Popeye", most recently, "Popeye's 80th Birthday", co-produced by Kevin Fraser, have been released on DVD coast to coast and have been well received. Popeye also appears in both of the Smithville Christmas parade movies.